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Kashima Line



The Kashima Line is a 17.4 km long line connecting Kashima-Soccer Stadium Station in Kashima City, Ibaraki Prefecture, to Katori Station in Katori City, Chiba Prefecture.This DLC includes a 21.0 km long section, including a portion between Katori and Sawara Stations on the Narita Line.It has a relatively short history in the JR-EAST service area, having opened in 1970.Although the Kashima Line begins at Katori Station, the first station for operational purposes is Sawara Station (some trains depart from Narita Station), so trains run on the Narita Line tracks between Katori Station and Sawara Station.In the past, the “Ayame” express train operated up to five round trips per day.As of 2024, there is one round-trip rapid train per day that runs directly from the Tokyo area.In addition, since Kashima-Soccer Stadium Station is a temporary station, trains operate between Kashima Jingū Station and Sawara Station except when events are held at Kashima Soccer Stadium.Most sections of the line run on elevated tracks, allowing passengers to enjoy scenic views of Kitaura, Hitachi-Tone River, and Tone River, which are typical of the Suigou area.

Enjoy the DLC of the Kashima Line while enjoying the rural scenery of the Hokuso Plateau spreading out from the elevated line.

Key data

  • Line Length: 21 km
  • Number of stations: 7
  • Safety system: ATS-P
  • Train model: 209-2100 serie (4 cars)
  • Max speed: 85 km/h
  • Max speed after signals:
    • Reduced speed (green/yellow): 65 km/h
    • Caution (yellow): 45 km/h
    • Speed restriction (yellow/yellow): 25 km/h
  • Routes:
    • Kashima-Soccer Stadium ~ Kashimajingū (回522M): Train local - 2 stations - 3.2 km
    • Kashimajingū ~ Sawara (522M): Train local - 6 stations - 17.8 km
    • Kashimajingū ~ Sawara (524M): Train local - 6 stations - 17.8 km
    • Kashimajingū ~ Sawara (536M): Train local - 6 stations - 17.8 km
    • Kashimajingū ~ Sawara (540M): Train local - 6 stations - 17.8 km

Console details


On the left is the brake level, with the emergency brake indicator "非常".

Next, At the top, are several indicators:

  • 3-phases (三相)
  • Emergency short-circuit (非常短絡)
  • Snow resistant brakes (耐雪ブレーキ)
  • Safety Brakes (直通予備)

Below, on the left, is the dial showing brake cylinder pressure (black arrow) and compressed air reservoir pressure (red arrow), as well as the dead man reset switch, and, on the right, the speed dial.

Then, on the right, we have the emergency stop, as well as the lock indicator and the pocket watch. For details of the screen on the right, consult the MON/TIMS/INTEROS screen page.

On the far right, you'll find the safety radio equipment, as well as the ATS-P indicators and 2 other indicators:

  • Group 1 failure (1系故障)
  • Group 2 failure (2系故障)


Useful links


Driver's guide: 

Timetables (in japanese):